January 25, 2013 — The following belongs at “Ripley’s Believe It or Not”! It was in total disbelief the other day that I perused an employment ad for OPC’s, sent to me by a reader, in which the marketing company advertised that the “touring age” only requires that someone be at least 24 years old to be ‘qualified’ and resulting in a full commission being earned and paid as well as any SPIFFS and Bonuses applicable for these sales guests!
So here’s the scoop. This east coast marketing entity further shocked me in their recruiting ad by claiming that their OPC’s can aggressively ‘hawk’ 24-year-old “single tourists”, 24-year-old “campers” and 24-year-old “local residents” as well as 24-year-old citizens from “surrounding counties”! The ad did not mention the income requirement needed to be deemed a ‘Q’ but I can just imagine how low that is, too!
They also tell the potential OPC candidates reading their ad that the OPC’s can keep all the cash deposits they collect (which I’m pretty sure in some jurisdictions may not be all that copasetic with the regional statutes), and that those deposits are to be considered “cash daily” earnings which historically leads to ‘put-together’ (NQ’s etc.) tours by the OPC’s just to get their hands on the moola and stuff their pockets for their end of shift ‘activities’!
In the advertisement this marketing company states that only one person needs to be a whopping 24 years old. That surely implies that (e.g.) a 24-year-old living in an unfurnished weekly rental studio apartment and accompanied by his significant other 19-year-old hottie is more than welcomed and persuaded to take the ‘tour’!
And if that isn’t astonishing enough then try this one. Now brace yourself Betty-Lou, hold on, it’s comin’ and it’s worth the wait; “DEBIT” cards in lieu of actual CREDIT cards are acceptable and fulfill the qualification guidelines to earn OPC commissions, bonuses, etc.!
My real gripe is not with this Marketing Company but with the TS Developer who accepts these ‘tours’, who is actually stupid enough and out of touch with reality as to be more than willing to pay out hundreds of dollars per sales guest(s) as young (and younger) than 24 years old!
I am not going to publish the company name nor the names of the head mucky-mucks of this Marketing Company that also claims to have been around for about 10 years, because I surely do not want to give them any free publicity.
However, I believe I know who the developer (company) is and as soon as I can confirm, 100%, the name of the company that is paying money for these tours and forcing their sales reps to waste precious selling time with them I’m going public right here ‘Inside The Gate’ and name names.
And those names, if applicable, will include any Chairman of the Board, the President & Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and any Directors, etc.
Whoever this timeshare developer (company) turns out to be it is likely they also produce the lowest VPG’s in the industry and the over-paid ‘execs’ need to be exposed so that the thousands of timeshare sales professionals who read ‘Inside The Gate’ each week can avoid working with them like the plague!
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